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When school is out, our Camps are on!

The Picture House camps are a fun way to get an introduction to all kinds of filmmaking. We’ve explored 30 second videos, stop-motion animation, music videos, fairytale films, how-to’s, commercials, and much more.

We’re always coming up with new ways to introduce students to all forms of filmmaking, while continuing to reinforce respect for collaboration, creativity, and film literacy.

Themes and areas of focus are always changing for our camps and are not only a great way to introduce students to the world of film, but serve to supplement and invigorate students already active in ongoing film education.

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Some of the best movies were inspired by poems! Join us at The Picture House this spring break as we celebrate National Poetry Month and bring poems to life on screen. Emerging filmmakers, young actors, and developing wordsmiths will be inspired by different, well-known (age-appropriate) poems each day. Under the guidance of professional film educators, kids in grades K-2 and 3-5 will learn movie-making techniques, show off their acting skills, and use their imaginations to create short films inspired by timeless prose. Whether it’s the silliness of Shel Silverstein, the dark side of Edgar Allen Poe, or the whimsy of e.e. cummings, there’s something for everyone at our Spotlight on Poetry Spring Break Camp! 
 

  • WHO: K-5th
  • WHEN: April 19th-22nd
  • WHERE: The PIcture House, 175 Wolfs Lane
  • COST: 60 ($54 for TPH Members) per half day; $90 for extended day ($80 for TPH Members)
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In Documentary Filmmaking students will explore meaningful topics and important social issues while learning all aspects of documentary filmmaking, including camera, lighting, and interview techniques. Students will produce a short form documentary about a Westchester non-profit that the organization will in turn be able to use to promote their cause. In addition to learning while serving their community, the student producers will be credited with making the film and will receive a digital copy to use in their own college portfolios. *Students will shoot on location during class hours and parents will need to sign a transportation waiver on the first day of class.

  • WHO: Grades 3-5 / Grades 6-8
  • WHEN: TBA
  • WHERE: Satellite Film Lab, 253 Wolfs Lane
  • COST: $250 (Membership discount available)
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In Documentary Filmmaking students will explore meaningful topics and important social issues while learning all aspects of documentary filmmaking, including camera, lighting, and interview techniques. Students will produce a short form documentary about a Westchester non-profit that the organization will in turn be able to use to promote their cause. In addition to learning while serving their community, the student producers will be credited with making the film and will receive a digital copy to use in their own college portfolios. *Students will shoot on location during class hours and parents will need to sign a transportation waiver on the first day of class.

  • WHO: Grades K-2 / Grades 3-5
  • WHEN: TBA
  • WHERE: The Picture House, 175 Wolfs Lane
  • COST: $250 (Membership discount available)